Temporomandibular Dysfunction – A Practical Neuromusculoskeletal Approach

1.5-day On-Site Seminar (12 hours of CPD)

Temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction and temporomandibular disorder (TMD) can have significant detrimental effects on quality of life and patients’ ability to participate in normal activities of daily living. As well as causing or contributing to chronic pain, these disorders can negatively impact cognitive function and mental health. Practitioners of manual therapy are perfectly placed to provide effective, first-line, non-invasive treatment for TMJ dysfunction and TMD. But in order to be able to do this, they need to have a thorough understanding of TMJ function, its wider influences on the brain and the body, and of course be proficient in examination procedures and treatment techniques. 

The seminar will be interactive, and focused on practical clinical applications.

A comprehensive set of course notes will be emailed to you in advance of the seminar.

Videos of the practical techniques will be made available to you after the seminar.

Course Content: 

  • Clinically relevant anatomy and biomechanics of the TMJ (taught as practical).
  • Examination and diagnosis of TMJ disorders.
  • Manual therapy for the TMJ and related muscles.
  • Psychosocial factors in TMD.
  • Brief discussion of the effects of TMD on cognitive function and mental health.
  • Musculoskeletal and neurological comorbidities of TMD, and how to manage these clinically; e.g.
    • headaches
    • dizziness / balance disorders
    • neck and/or facial pain
    • chronic pain
  • Functional assessment of TMJ influences on the neuromusculoskeletal system.
  • Brief overview of common non-manual therapy treatments, including bite splints and surgical interventions.

Date: 25th – 26th November 2023
Time: Saturday 9am – 6pm; Sunday 9am – 1pm
Location: St Jörgen Hotell
, Knipplekullen 8-10, 417 05 Göteborg, Sweden
Registration fee: 4 938 kr 

Please note, the majority of this course will be taught in Swedish / Norwegian (the rest in English).

Please contact karl@neuroseminars.co.uk if you require any further information.

Seminar Instructors:
Karl Martin Stålaker, DC, MChiro, BSc, MSc(MSK Neuroscience)
Karl graduated from Macquarie University, Sydney in 2006. He practiced as a chiropractor in Spain for several years before returning home to Norway in 2010. During his time at university, he developed a special interest in jaw problems, balance disorders, vertigo, headaches and chronic pain, which he has pursued in his postgraduate studies. He has completed his Masters of Musculoskeletal Neuroscience, with the focus of his studies on chronic pain and central sensitisation. Karl has taught several TMJ workshops for the Norwegian Chiropractic Association’s Regional New Graduate Development Programme. He has also presented at the Swedish Chiropractic Association’s 2019 Autumn Conference on the subject of TMJ influences on the vestibular system.

Nicole Oliver, DC, MChiro, BSc(Hons), PgDip(MSK Neuroscience)
Nicole graduated from the Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) in 2005 and began studying functional neurology in 2006. She gained the Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board (DACNB) qualification four years later. Alongside clinical practice she lectures for Neuroseminars, teaching functional neurology to chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists and other health care professionals in the UK and Europe. Nicole has presented at several conferences and conventions, including the 2014 & 2016 European Chiropractors Union (ECU) Conventions, the 2019 World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) Congress, and at the annual or biannual conferences/ meetings of the Swiss, German, Norwegian, Belgian, Finnish, Swedish, Irish and Scottish national associations.